VIDEO: Michigan woman charged with arson after car fire explodes in her face
Macomb County
Sydney Parham, 26, was arrested and charged with third-degree arson.

via WJBK:

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -- The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday that a Fraser woman has been charged with setting a car on fire after video shows her apparently filling the SUV with gasoline and then lighting it, only to have it explode in her face.

Sydney Parham, 26, was arrested and charged with third-degree arson.

Video in Macomb County shows a woman filling a car with what looks like gasoline and then igniting the back seat with a stick lighter before the gas explodes in her face, knocking her down.

Sheriff's deputies responded with firefighters to the San Remo Apartments on Union Lake Road for a car fire around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office confirmed the video is the same incident that Parham was charged in.

The sheriff's office said witnesses identified Parham, and deputies obtained the video of the incident.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office said Parham and the owner of the vehicle know each other. Parham was treated for cuts and burns at the Macomb County Jail. No one else was injured in the incident. Parham has is due in court on August 5.

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